Donald J. Boudreaux, Ph.D.

Author Articles

Dear Wash. Post: Spending and Trade Are Related

Samuelson counts the spending collapse and import reduction separately, but shouldn't.

Dear WSJ: Rent-seeking Diverts Resources

Problem of government handouts is more than money, it pulls producers away from their products making them inefficient.

Dear Wash. Post: Don't Worry about China

Geithner warns about Chinese currency manipulation, but why should U.S. complain about lending when credit is tight?

Dear WTOP: Rep. Moran Wrong about Metro Costs

Taxpayers will shoulder addition burden of transit system.

Dear Wash. Post: Obama Wants Gov. That 'Works'

President's remark is 'evidence' that America's founding values are lost.

Dear WSJ: Account Imbalances Didn't 'Cause' Recession

Real factors like monetary or fiscal policies are to blame.

Dear WSJ: Obama Calls for Responsibility, While Acting Irresponsibly

'No one can spend $1.5 billion of other people's money responsibly.'

Dear NY Times: Protectionism Isn't the Answer

Lower-cost competition comes from technological advances which alleviates poverty instead of creating it.

Dear NY Times: Hero's Impact on Stock No 'Coincidence'

US Airways' market value increased predictably as a result of pilot's heroism.

Dear NY Times: Shrinking Trade Deficit is Bad News

Fewer imports mean reduced investment in the U.S. economy.

Dear NY Times: Willie Sutton's Tax Plan

Bob Herbert wants a tax on financial transactions because 'that's where the money is.'

Dear NY Times: A Taxing Proposition

Herbert's plan claims a small tax on financial transactions wouldn't discourage business, so perhaps a per-word tax on writers should be adopted.

Dear Washington Times: Rhetoric of 'Doom'

President-elect is following common political practice of keeping the populace 'alarmed' while talking about the need for a stimulus package.

Dear Chicago Trib: U.S. Should Be Shangri-la

If spending makes the economy go-round, decades of overspending should have created a paradise - it didn't.

Dear WSJ: You Were Right About Antitrust

Can 'antitrustinistas' prove mergers have harmed the public?

Dear NY Times: Speaking of Ponzi Schemes

Social Security is 'identical' to Madoff's 'scheme,' so Americans should stop being duped.

Dear Washington Times: Growing Incredulity

The Agriculture Department does several things. Feeding the Hungry isn't one.

Dear NY Times: Was Keynes Right About Excessive Savings?

According to The Times' favorite economist, savings is the problem.